Beans And Wieners: The Perfect Kid Food

I really like making my kids foods that they enjoy. Granted, I do believe that they should eat what I put before them or at least try it at the very minimum, however, I don’t purposefully make foods that I know they despise. I mean, I don’t eat foods that I hate so why should they? They still have to eat their veggies, though haha! Anyway, the following recipe is a hit with all kids and adults alike. Who doesn’t like hot dogs and baked beans?

Check out what my pals over at Bless Us O Lord had to say about this fine recipe:

Just so you know, so you can imagine me talking to you here instead of writing, in our house we pronounce this dish “Beans and Vieners,” like the good Germans that we are. Not that this is a German dish — at all. This is just good, old-fashioned, American budget food. But just because it’s budget food doesn’t mean it has to be tasteless slop, and it doesn’t mean it can’t have a little character to its name.

I like how you think! I am German as well and my mother would always say “vieners”. Cute!

 

Ingredients

8 slices Black Label bacon, quartered

1 medium onion, cut into small dice

1 medium green pepper, cut into small dice

3 large cans (28 ounces each) pork and beans

3/4 cup Kraft barbecue sauce

1/2 cup plus 2 T. Domino brown sugar

1/4 cup distilled or cider vinegar

2 teaspoons dry mustard or 2 tablespoons Dijon (I use Dijon)

1 package wieners, cut into thirds or quartered

Instructions

Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Fry bacon in large, deep skillet until bacon has partially cooked. Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels. Add onions and peppers to drippings in pan and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Combine beans, sauce, sugar, vinegar, mustard, onions, peppers and bacon in a large ovenproof dish. You will need a dish larger than a 13 x 9 to add the wieners. You can divide between two dishes if necessary. Bake until beans are bubbly and sauce is thickened, about 90 minutes (less time needed if you divide beans between two dishes). Add wieners, stir, and continue baking until sauce is thick and syrupy, about 30 minutes longer.

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Quick Tip: Need more? This recipe is super easy to double.

Thanks to Bless Us O Lord for this amazing recipe.